Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Wednesday 14th October
Another day, another Redstart! Driving to work via North, Barming I was suprised to see a new sign up outside the Redstart pub. The pub has just changed hands and is due to reopen after extensive refurbishment on Friday. The new sign is obviously part of the 'spruce up', but the bird on the sign didn't look familiar to me? My initial thought was they'd cocked up and put a Brambling on the sign - then it clicked - it's an American Redstart. Guess it's the only time I'll ever see one of those on patch! Yank bird or not I wish the new publican all the best!
Back over the quarry at lunchtime - no Black Redstart but my first Fieldfares of the winter - 3 feeding on an elderberry bush with 2 Chaffinches and a female Bullfinch of all things!